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  1. Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4829 Fan Replacement, Toshiba Satellite M305D-S4829 Fan Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Unlatch the battery by pushing outward on both latches.

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    • Slide battery out.

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    • Remove the five "F2" screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool above the F1 key.

    • Apply upward pressure until the black plastic strip snaps off. The entire strip will easily come off from left to right.

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    • Find the screws above the F1 and INS keys.

    • Unscrew both screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Slowly lift the top edge of the keyboard out with your fingers.

    • The ribbon cable located on the back of the keyboard will become accessible.

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    • Locate the black ribbon cable flap.

    • Detach flap with plastic opening tool. The ribbon cable will become free.

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    • Your keyboard has now been successfully removed.

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    • Remove the back panel by removing the three labeled screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Locate and remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the CD/DVD drive out of the frame.

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    • Gently remove the CD/DVD drive from the laptop body.

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    • Remove the circled screws with Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Remove these screws from the underside of the laptop with Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Disconnect the three circled antennas by lightly pulling upward with your fingers. They should detach easily.

    • Note: Yours may only have two (2) antennas. Pay attention to the Orientation of the Aluminum bracket with the pads for reinstallation.

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    • Remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Detach the 3 marked cables by pulling them out with you fingers as shown.

    • This may require some force. They do not come out easily.

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    • Detach the four blue ribbon cables carefully with tweezers. Some of the ribbons may require a flap to be raised because it secures the ribbon in.

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    • Remove the top plastic cover by lifting upward from the bottom left-hand corner as shown. The cover will come off easily.

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    • Remove the circled motherboard screws with a Phillips #0 Scewdriver.

    • Disconnect this ribbon cable.

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    • Remove these screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Detach the display cable by gently pulling it out with your fingers.

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    • Remove the motherboard from the left side by gently lifting the left side upward.

    • The boxed volume control may snag on the laptop frame when pulling the motherboard out.

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    • The motherboard has now been removed from laptop.

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    • Detach the fan power cord by pulling it out with your fingers.

    • Carefully lift up the tape on the fan by peeling the right edge to the left. It can remain attached to the heatsink but should be removed from the fan.

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    • Remove the circled screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Locate the 3 circled clips holding the fan to the motherboard.

    • Pry each clip outward while applying upward force on the fan as shown.

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    • Carefully pull out the fan.

    • Note: replacing the fan is highly reccomended

    • Optionally you may clean the fan with Air + Q-Tips. To remove the blade turn the fan over and gently pull the fan blade from the housing.

    • If the fan is no longer operational, it may be possible to temporarily repair it by removing the fan blade and put a small amount of WD-40 on the pinion shaft hole the fan rotates in. A toothpick is a good applicator. Do NOT contaminate the motor area with any of the dust/grime that has accumulated.

    • Insert the fan blade and move the blades with your finger. It should spin freely and cog to a stop. Again this is a temporary fix!

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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